My First LA Manhole Cover

When I lived in NYC, I thought of starting a manhole cover collection. There were a couple of problems, not the least of which was how to obtain a manhole without breaking the law and, where to keep this collection.  I opted for making a collection of manhole cover photographs. Here is my first manhole […]

Crescent

The placement of this Sanitary Sewer cover back into place must have been a tough decision for the worker who was given the task.  I must give him or her credit for aligning the words on the cover (‘Sanitary Sewer’) with the white line. It was a choice: align the words or put the white […]

Circle in an Oval in a Square

I’m not exactly sure how the round water valve cover came to be surrounded by an oval. It doesn’t look like a machine-made cut. I like this photo for this mystery and that it could be a Ptolemaic schematic in which the earth is the center of everything.

Street-Hole Cover at Night

I’m not sure what this iron cover is protecting. I wouldn’t call it a manhole cover, as it is only 12-18 inches in diameter. Also, it is in a parking lot. Maybe it is a drain from one of the restaurants. I like the reflection of the yellow street lights.